2019: Oshiomhole’s former aide, thousands of supporters dump APC for PDP

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Chief David Olukoga, an aide to former Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and Chairman, Edo State Traffic Management Agency (ESTMA), on Wednesday, formally defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Olukoga led several of his supporters, majority of whom were youths, to the PDP Secretariat.

They were received by Chief Dan Orbih, the party’s chairman as well as national executive members of the party.

Addressing the gathering at the occasion, Olukoga said that he decided to return to the PDP after due consultation with his supporters.

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He also said that marginalisation, as well as ethnic, regional and religious politics and impunity in the APC, was a major reason for his dumping of the party.

“I return to the PDP with a clear conscience, because I believe the party has learnt from its past mistakes and now well repositioned and forward-looking,’’ NAN quoted him as saying.

He called on all Nigerians to join hands with the PDP and rescue the state in particular and the nation at large from maladministration of the ruling party.

Also speaking, Orbih said he was happy to address the thousands of youths, who have decided to leave the APC for the PDP.

He added that he was convinced that fundamental issues affecting the state were responsible for their defection.